tag end

noun

Definition of tag end

1 : the last part
2 : a miscellaneous or random bit

Examples of tag end in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Drape the tarp over this ridgeline to form an A-shape (B), leaving about 7 feet of ridgeline between the tarp and the tree with the long tag end. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "Wild Fires," 9 Jan. 2017 Using the long tag end of the p-cord, lash the top of the push-up pole to the ridgeline 5 feet from the tree (E). T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "Wild Fires," 9 Jan. 2017 Make a ½-inch-diameter eye by forming a 180-degree bend 3 inches from one end and twisting the tag end of the wire a half-dozen times around the running end. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Timeless Survival Skills," 5 June 2020 Trim one tag end close to the knot, but leave the other about 6 inches long. John Merwin, Field & Stream, "Catch Big Spring Trout in High, Dirty Water," 9 Apr. 2020 Amy Klobuchar—who went on to receive more than twice as many votes as Warren in the New Hampshire primary—was mentioned at the tag end of a single sentence. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "The Political Media’s Blurred Reality," 12 Mar. 2020 The tag end is typically left at 18 inches but sometimes up to 3 feet in clearer water like Lewis Smith. Frank Sargeant, al, "Try drop-shotting for late summer bass fishing," 18 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of tag end

1807, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tag end.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tag%20end. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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